Kara Garcia

Kara Garcia, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, IU School of Medicine-Evansville


Dr. Garcia joined IU School of Medicine-Evansville in 2018, serving as Evansville Navigator for the Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI), Co-director of MS1 Neuroscience & Behavior, and Co-director of the new Scholarly Concentration, Quality & Innovation in Healthcare. Her research applies finite element modeling and MRI-derived measures of growth to understand normal and abnormal brain development (congenital defects, environmental influences, and autism spectrum / sensory processing disorders). She is also interested in cortical changes associated with neurodegenerative diseases.


The Indiana CTSI offers a statewide network of resources and programs related to clinical and translational research, with the goal of “bringing together Indiana’s brightest minds to solve the state’s most pressing health challenges.” As Navigator, Dr. Garcia serves as the local liaison for CTSI services, funding announcements, and collaboration opportunities in Southwest Indiana. She also serves as a statewide contact for investigators interested in utilizing the Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center in downtown Evansville.


(812) 909-7230 

Indiana University School of Medicine Evansville
515 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47708


Translational Research

Titles & Appointments

  • Navigator, Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute